Seriously, do it. A custom tailored suit is made just for you, and should be treated with the same love as went into making it. It’s not just about being clean, but saving money–a lot of it.
Proper care to men’s suits, ties, shoes, shirts, and belts ensures that the pieces look as good as the day you bought them and say what you want them to say about you–you’re organized, detail oriented, and responsible. While your tailored men’s blazer shows your professionalism, the fading of the colour or stretching of the shoulders won’t, losing the power the suit gives you in the first place. Here are a few easy rules to help your look, mind, and wallet. Continue reading “Organize Your Closet” »
It can’t be said enough; care is as important as cut. If you’re investing in a custom men’s suit, it’s worth it to know how to care for and when to clean your suit. More money will be saved in the end if anything from belts to suit jackets are cared for properly. A good rule of thumb is to offer your investment pieces the same amount of aftercare as went into the making of them–a lot, and it’s worth it! Continue reading “Caring For Your Custom Men’s Suit” »
Belts may seem simple, but there are a few things to keep in mind when buying one–especially a belt that you’re going to be wearing with your tailored suit. Consider the following few rules as a way to minimize the amount of time and money you spend on this accessory by choosing a few that, properly cared for, can last for years. Continue reading “The Right Belt” »
Attending a wedding is a great time to look sharp with a twist. While some things might be too much for the office, a wedding is a great time to show off your style. There are a few things to consider before picking the right outfit.
Continue reading “Checklist for a wedding” »
You’ve got the suit. It’s time to get the right shoes.
The potential of a great men’s suit can seem to start and end at being well-tailored, but it’s important to look sharp from head-to-toe.
Demonstrate your style savvy with the right shoes. Here are three shoe styles to improve the look of your suit for day or night: Continue reading “Head-to-toe” »
There are ways to dress that to help you appear taller or bulkier. For men, it can be tough being short or very slim. A tailor you trust can always provide good advice on what to wear for your body type. Custom made suits are typically more flattering to your body than an off-the-rack men’s suit.
Here are some tips to help you alter your appearance.
Don’t wear a belt or wear one that blends in with the colour of your clothing – having one long continuous line without drawing attention to the middle of your body can make you appear taller. Continue reading “Size matters” »
When we move into summer and its accompanying hot weather, our wardrobes need to do more with less. Warmer temperatures and a more relaxed attitude go hand in hand, meaning most offices have a more flexible dress code for comfort.
How can corporate types dress for the hotter weather and still look businesslike? Continue reading “Dressing for the heat” »
Last week, we went over the seven major style sins, two of which are mismatching patterns and colours. While colour or patterns can enhance a beautifully custom tailored suit or casual look, they can also detract from your look or worse, make you appear as if you got dressed in the dark. Continue reading “Mixing patterns and matching colours” »
Most of you have been guilty of a ‘style sin’ at least one or twice in your life. Knowing the Seven Style Sins of menswear is the best way to look great every time you walk out the door. Looking good translates to feeling good about yourself.
The brain makes most of its initial judgments visually so the impression others form of you within a few seconds can colour their perspective. You might be able to change that view in later interactions but why not start off on the right foot? Continue reading “7 STYLE SINS” »
For business attire, more is better. Being overdressed wins out over underdressed. The chance you take with going too casual in the workplace is that you won’t be taken seriously, a career-killer. And first impressions being what they are, a polished look is going to win out every time. Continue reading “10 Tips for Office Wear” »